Tuesday, April 28, 2009

2nd Time Around Tuesday-Grandma's Rocker


This is my first week participating in 2nd Time Around Tuesday hosted by Diane at A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words. Be sure to visit her blog to see the fabulous estate sale treasure she found as well as this weeks list of participants. If you love 2nd hand treasures like me, not that I'm a 2nd hand treasure, I just love them, then you too will love this weekly meme.

For years my Mom had this rocking chair in her house. It had originally been in my Grandma's house and when she died, my Mom took it home to her house. All these years I've loved this chair & have told my Mom that I wanted the chair. I figured that someday when my mom was gone that it would be my turn to love & take care of this chair.

But luckily for me, I didn't have to wait. A couple of years ago my Mom gave me the chair for Mother's Day. It was the best Mother's Day gift I ever received.


The chair sits in our living room (with our ugly teal carpet). This isn't your typical rocking chair. This one has springs that it rocks on. The one thing about this rocker is that you have to be real careful how you sit in it. If you sit back too far, you almost get dumped out of it backwards. So you have to balance yourself just so to sit in it. But I have learned how to sit in it without tipping it back too far.
When my Grandson comes over (which is not very often), I love to rock him in this rocking chair. And even when I don't have my Grandson. I love to sit & rock in this chair. This is something so soothing & comforting about a rocking chair. Especially one that has memories attached to it & is as old as this one.
I wish I knew more about my rocking chair. I called my Mom this morning to see if she knew anything about it. She said no. All she knew is that it belonged to her Mom, my Grandma. She wasn't sure if it had belonged to anyone else in the family or not.

So if anyone else in my family knows anything more about the history of this rocking chair, let me know.

All I know is that I feel loved while rocking in this chair. I love it and will treasure it always.

8 comments:

Smilingsal said...

How fortunate you are to have the chair AND your mother! Happy 2 x Tuesday.

ann said...

all i know is like on american roadshow.turn it upside down and look for marks and nanes.then to th computer for research .or you can send them a picture to see if they will answer...ann

susan said...

I love your chair. Like you, I have a fondness for old things, especially family heirlooms! You will be happy you have whether it has any "value" or not! You might like to see my original recliner from a met monday a couple of weeks ago! Thanks for visiting!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

I know that YOU know you are very fortunate to have that gorgeous, gorgeous one of a kind rocking chair! Wow! I have a "thing" for chairs and that one is fab-u-lous!

Donna

marty39 said...

Oh my, your chair is stunning. I love having family heirlooms and this one is truly a beauty. I have never seen one with springs before, very unusual. Loved seeing it, thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

ellen b. said...

Hi Kim! This chair is so wonderful. I love the wood and the design seems so unique. How great that your mom gifted it to you early :0)

Southern Lady said...

Hi, Kim ...

Your chair is beautiful ... and truly unique. I hope you can find out something about its history.

In the meantime, happy rocking!

Chari said...

Hello Girlfriend...

Just read the sweet note that you left for me on my stained glass post...I love love when you come by for a visit...and thank you for your sweet comments!!!

Girl, I seem to remember you telling me that your husband does stained glass! Ohh my, I would certainly take him up on doing a class! I would just love to take one and as far as I know, no one around here does one...boohoo!!! My MIL still has alot of stained glass (sheets of it)...and I don't know what to do with it, I hate to sell it! Wonder if I could self-teach myself??? Hmmm...

Anyway, wanted to talk about your pretty rocking chair...what an awesome keepsake, Kim!!! The chair is gorgeous...just love the beautiful tiger oak!!! I was looking at the beautiful wood moulding on the back of the chair...it's so ornate!!! It really is a beautiful piece! It looks to be very, very old to me! Sure wished you knew more about it!!! I can only imagine your Mom giving that to you for Mother's Day...what a magnificent gift!!! Ohhh, I would have been so happy too! I'm so happy for you, Darlin'!!!

So glad that you enjoyed Sunday Favorites...we had a terrific turnout...I was just tickled pink!!! hehe!!! I guess it's on for every Sunday!!! Hope you can join in this next Sunday!

Love ya,
Chari